Features archive

#PutDownThePhone, Take Down The Ad: Systemic Ableism in the Ontario Ministry of Transportation’s Button-Pressing PSA

August 17, 2016

Angelo Muredda covers systemic ableism in recent popular culture — and PSAs from the Ontario Government.

In Memoriam: Michael Cimino (1939—2016)

July 11, 2016

Surveying the career of the late Michael Cimino, Phil Brown finds a tragic arc in the man (and his hubris).

In Memoriam: Abbas Kiarostami (1940 – 2016)

July 8, 2016

Peter Howell reflects on the work of Abbas Kiarostami, and when he first saw Taste of Cherry at the 1997 Cannes Film Festival.

Festival Diary: the 42nd Seattle International Film Festival

June 27, 2016

As coffee and tech lovers know, Seattle is Oz. And its long-running film festival is a big part of the Emerald City’s appeal.

A Man, A Film, A Canal: Panama’s 5th International Festival

May 9, 2016

Brian D. Johnson reports from the 5th Panama International Festival, where his film Al Purdy Was Here screened.

Fear Itself: An Interview with Charlie Lyne

May 2, 2016

Adam Nayman chats with documentary filmmaker Charlie Lyne about his new project, “Fear Itself.”

The 18th RiverRun Film Festival

April 25, 2016

Jason Gorber reports from the 18th RiverRun film festival in North Carolina.

Anatomy of Criticism: A. O. Scott on his profession, his new book, and everything in between

April 6, 2016

Brian D. Johnson interviews A. O. Scott on his new book, “Better Living Through Criticism.”

Best-Laid Pans: Critic v Critic on “Batman v Superman”

April 5, 2016

Did critics “watch helplessly” as Batman v Superman took down the box office? Peter Howell responds.

In Good Time and Bad: Wim Wenders

February 1, 2016

José Teodoro reflects on the fraught – yet genius – filmography of Wim Wenders.